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Stanislaus County Parks and Recreation Department

Preliminary Application Comments


 On behalf the Merced Dirt Riders Inc. (MDR), the Stanislaus Trail Bike Assoc. and myself. I would like to support, "with reservations", the Stanislaus County Dept. of Parks and Recreation Ground Operations grant applications for Frank Raines and La Grange OHV Parks.

I question that you need four full time staff at Frank Raines because it is closed to OHV use for 6 months of the year for fire season. During that 6 months it is only open to non-motorized use along with the non-motorized 3500 or so acres on the south side of the road. That use should be covered by the parks department.

Also I question the need for both a D6 dozer and a backhoe for 12 months at this facility. I would have to assume that there should be county owned equipment that could be utilized at least part of the time. I would also want start and ending hour meter totals on this equipment in an annual report to justify the full time need.

Both Frank Raines and La Grange offer important OHV opportunities to OHV enthusiasts, and Stanislaus County does a very good job managing these opportunities, and they work very well with OHV volunteers. The Stanislaus Trail Bike Assoc. has worked with Stanislaus County in the past and had a good cooperative working relationship.

This would be an excellent use of OHV generated funds. County owned OHV parks should be encouraged and supported in hopes that through the success of these parks, more counties will choose to develop OHV parks thereby increasing OHV opportunities in the State of California. [Michael Damaso, President - 4/6/09]


 On behalf of myself and CORVA, I would like to support the Stanislaus County Dept. of Parks and Recreation Ground Operations grant applications for Frank Raines and La Grange OHV Parks.

Both Frank Raines and La Grange offer important OHV opportunities to OHV enthusiasts, and Stanislaus County does a very good job managing these opportunities, and they work very well with OHV volunteers. CORVA has long worked with Stanislaus County, and has enjoyed a warm, cooperative working relationship.

This would be an excellent use of OHV generated funds. County owned OHV parks should be encouraged and supported in hopes that through the success of these parks, more counties will choose to develop OHV parks thereby increasing OHV opportunities in the State of California.  [Amy Granat, Northern Director, CORVA - 3/21/09]